Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after Danny Murphy tipped Jack Grealish for a move to Anfield and discussed the Aston Villa man’s suitability to play under Jurgen Klopp.
In talking up the Englishman’s chances of playing for a Champions League club, Murphy – who used to play for Liverpool – wrote in his column for The Daily Mail: “Even though Liverpool are currently well-stocked for midfielders, what if Gini Wijnaldum doesn’t sign a new contract and James Milner gets to a certain age?
“Could Jack do the hard yards Jurgen Klopp demands? Yes. Would I have him ahead of Naby Keita for example? Yes.”
It appears as if Murphy’s comments haven’t gone down too well with the Reds supporters on Twitter, who felt the need to mock the 42-year-old’s words about Grealish.
The Aston Villa captain has enjoyed an impressive return to the Premier League this season, netting six goals while grabbing five assists in just 20 top-flight outings for the Villans – the 24-year-old also has two goals in the Carabao Cup to add to that tally.
It comes after the Villa academy graduate helped the Midlands-based side to promotion last term with six goals and seven assists in the Championship – given that he is close to matching that tally already, it is evident that the playmaker has gone up a gear.
Let’s see how the Liverpool fans on Twitter reacted to the comments…
Ahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha. Sack this guy immediately Keita>>>>>>>>Grealish
— ً (@foxylfcV2_) January 12, 2020
Are you deluded ? Yes !
— Praneeth (@praneeth1012) January 12, 2020
These two supporters got the reaction off to a flying start.
One fan began laughing before saying “sack this guy immediately”, while another named Praneeth felt that Murphy was being “deluded” with his comments.
Not even Jack Grealish would have Jack Grealish ahead of Naby Keita.
— (@joel80_sa) January 12, 2020
Elsewhere, another fan made reference to Murphy saying that he’d have Grealish over Keita by saying that not even the Aston Villa star himself would have Grealish over Keita.
— ً (@vxrgil) January 12, 2020
Grealish is good, but not Liverpool good. What a ridiculous thing to say Danny
— frank reagan (@frankfrance12) January 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the words “idiot” and “ridiculous” were attached to Murphy’s words by these two fans, with one named Frank saying that, while Grealish is good, he’s “not Liverpool good”.
Total rubbish from Murphy
1. Gini is a different type of mid and grealish can’t do what he does
2. He aint better than keita but tbf plays more games
3. He isn’t good enough as an all round player i.e can’t do the press / defensive side
4. He thinks too much of his hair
— Lee Whitford (@WhitfordLee) January 12, 2020
The big fat Liverpool quiz of 2019 – how much do you remember about the last year at Anfield?
Lastly, Lee said that this was “total rubbish from Murphy” before detailing a list of reasons why Grealish wouldn’t be suited to Liverpool – at No.4, Lee humorously argued that the playmaker “thinks too much of his hair”.
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